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Inner cv joints

What are inner cv joints

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Autos w/ front wheel drive have 'cv' joints, which stands for 'constant velocity' joints. Power from the engine and transmission goes to the front axles to turn the tires which moves the car down the road. The cv joints are part of the axles. As the car travels over bumps, dips, in the road, up and down hills, and the front wheels turn, the axles must travel up and down with the cars suspension, and must be able to turn with the front wheels as u go around a corner. The constant velocity joint on front wheel drive axles allows variable power and speed ranges while the car moves along the highway. There is a rubber 'boot' that covers the cv joint to protect it from rain, snow, ice, dirt, and contamenants that would get into the moving parts of the cv joint and ruin it. At some point these boots tear or split as they age, allowing grime in, and the cv joint begins to fail. Evidence of this is a clicking noise, as the car turns. This is usually when drivers find out there is a problem, and by this time the cv joint is shot. Usually the entire axle is changed with a new or rebuilt unit. Axles have an inner (at the end of the axle at the transmission), and an outer (at the wheels) cv joint.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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Inner cv joints are the joints on the inner half of the axle shaftswhere they go into the transmission. sometimes the easiest thing to do is replace the axle shafts

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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SOURCE: drive axle and cv joint

the shaft and the ball cage are already off. the inner piece that goes into the gearbox is not coming out. the boot was changed and I now need to reassemble the parts.

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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They do make a tool for removing these inner C.V. joints, it is avalible at Car Quest Auto Parts.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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SOURCE: HOW DO I REPLACE THE INNER CV JOINT BOOT ON A 2001 BUICK CENTUR

I would recommend that you replace the complete axles instead of just the boots. The boots may be busted/worn and when the get torn/busted they allow sand/dirt inside the CV joint and the bearing inside the CV joint become worn, it all depends on how long the boot has been ripped, its easier and a lot less messy to R/I new axle. For the wheel bearings they need to be pressed in by a hydraulic press. As far as the procedure goes you have to elevate the two front wheels and secure by a lift of jack stands, then take off tires and take off brakes/caliper and caliper chair along with the rotors. You have to remove center nut on axles and remove lower ball joint from knuckle assemble/ hub. Then remove bolts holding knuckle/hub to the struts. Pull knuckle from axles and the hub is out. If you don't have a press and the proper tool you can take the two hubs and the bearings to a machine shop and they will press out and pressing new bearing for you. As for the axles they both can then be pulled/pryed out of the transmission at this time and be fixed or replaced. caution look out for leaking transmission fluid when you pull axles out. The axles are only held by licking rings and can be easily pulled or pryed out. Have something ready to catch fluid. Replace axles in the reverse of taking out. use a piece of wood on the end of axle if there is need to tap it back in with a hammer, listen for a click or snap when its goes back in to transmission. Good Luck

Posted on Dec 12, 2008

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SOURCE: the right side inner cv joint cup is wobbley, is

to find this out hold with both hands the cv joint pull on the inner shaft when holding the outer shaft still if it moves a lot its the joint, if it dont move much, its not the joint so then pull on the outer part of the joint that go's into the gearbox, dont hold the shaft only hold the inner most part of the cv joint that go's into the box if it moves/ flops about its the bearing in the gear box

Posted on Oct 24, 2009

Testimonial: "your advise was great, thanks. I took the half shaft off, and there is alot of play in the splined shaft of the transmission. thanks again"

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SOURCE: when replacing a outer C.V joint boot , do you

you can replace just the outter but you may want to replace the whole axle alot easier

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

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SOURCE: Tri-pot joint housing stuck on driver side of 2000

I have had this problem many times. I have always had to take the clamp off the drive axle boot near the transmission and take it apart there. I have never been able to get one off that did not pop off easy even after I had the transmission out. You just have to reuse the part that is stuck on the transmission and get a new clamp to re clamp the drive axle together. If you have any more questions feel free to ask and Ill do my best to answer them.

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1996 Plymouth Acclaim. How do I disassemble the inner CV joint shaft?


The inner joint is held to the shaft using a c clip. Put the shaft in a vise and using a hammer, strike the back of the inner joint with enough force to release the clip and the joint will seperate from the shaft. Replacing the entire axle assembly if funds are available is more economical due to age and possible wear of the joint. It will come with a warranty on the cv joints and boots

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Some of these CV-joints are designed with an outside circlip. An example of such a setup would be on an Opel/Vauxhall. On cars like these with an outside circlip it is possible, after cleaning the grease to actually see the circlip and with a good quality circlip pliers, it is possible to expand the circlip sufficiently to remove the outer CV- joint with a sharp tap while keeping circlip expanded all whilst the CV- joint is still attached to the vehicle on the inner side.

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sure. if the boot is bad, so be the joint, Yah think?
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